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Its new Wirecutter Money vertical is the Times’ latest attempt to broaden its revenue base beyond its core news product.
One’s a family-controlled, century-plus-old newspaper chain, known for believing in its civic mission but not for its digital strategy. The other is, well, Tronc. With an assist from L.A.’s richest man, could this be a path forward?
The newspaper tariffs are dead. How big a difference will that make to those whose businesses still depends on dead trees?
As we see hatred and division multiply across North America and Europe, instigated by malicious use of the technology that was supposed to make us freer and better, we’re paying a different kind of attention. Late, but better than never.
The tariffs increase the cost of newsprint by as much as 30 to 35 percent, though the impact on publishers is highly uneven, with some chains in better shape and the dwindling independents most at risk.
Its Japanese buyer Uzabase promises to speed up expansion possibilities for Quartz — and to help build out subscription products.
Warren Buffett may not have sold his newspapers, but he sure looks to be throwing in the towel.
“Content is our number-one priority,” Reed said. But he’s unwilling to publicly commit to any new level of funding or staffing to meet that goal.
“We’re never going to beat Google and Facebook in advertising. Let’s focus on what we can beat them at, and that’s being local and selling business owners something that they need terribly.”
“Any would-be scenarios involving Tronc include odd tradeoffs, weird valuations, and questions of sheer feasibility.”